A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject. We will also take any professional experience into account. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section) TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section). A degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances. For information about qualifications we accept, please visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/english
Months of entry
Training experts to meet the challenges of global climate change
This Programme is offered via online distance learning. If you are looking for a campus based programme, please see our other Carbon Management entry.
The online MSc in Carbon Management is a ground-breaking development of the award-winning campus-based MSc in Carbon Management programme at the University of Edinburgh.
Building on the proven success and expert content of the established residential programme, this new online programme provides high-level knowledge, skills and training in the business, economics and science of carbon management.
The programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced academic qualification in tackling climate change management by business, industry, NGOs and government.
The interdisciplinary nature of the programme provides a detailed understanding of climate science and economics, and a broad and integrated understanding of carbon management. Students can devise study programmes suited to their own personal interests and career goals through their choice of individual research projects.
The online delivery allows study to be balanced alongside full-time employment and family commitments. A blend of interactive content, videos, virtual case studies and online discussions enables students to explore the science and business responses to climate change.
The MSc is completed on a part-time basis over a period of 36 months, starting in September each year. There is also a 24 month accelerated learning option.
The MSc comprises seven core courses and a dissertation, and is organised into three sections:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management (60 credits, 3 courses)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Carbon Innovation (60 credits, 3 courses)
- Applied Carbon Methods (60 credits, 1 course and dissertation)
The first two sections can be taken as standalone qualifications. If both are successfully completed then the student will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Carbon Management.
In order to achieve the full MSc in Carbon Management, the first two Certificates must be successfully completed before the third can be taken. This is because the core courses taught in these Certificates provide the foundation knowledge required to carry out the research element on the programme.
Each of the Certificates are part-time one-year courses, with one course each semester.
Study options from September 2016 entry:
- MSc in 36 months: study one Postgraduate Certificate per year part-time as listed above, Applied Carbon Methods must be taken in your final year.
- MSc in 24 months: study both Postgraduate Certificates at the same time in your first year, and then take Applied Carbon Methods in your second year.
- Postgraduate Certificate in 12 months: On successful completion of one of the Postgraduate Certificates listed above.
Our existing MSc Carbon Management boasts excellent relationships with relevant employers, as well as a great alumni network covering more than 25 nations and providing unrivalled opportunities to link up on research projects and find new positions in the field of carbon management.
The main employment sectors for our graduates are those of climate change consultancy, renewable energy and carbon management project development, and government and NGO climate change advisors. Several of our graduates are also now studying for climate change-focused PhDs.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Please see our Geosciences Scholarships for opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- MSc Programme Secretary Karolina Galera
- +44 (0) 131 650 2572